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in chief ball. first we vect to hear from vice president biden. we hope to begin with the vice president's comments coming up shortly which everything running a little bit late because of the parade earlier today. we showed you the very end of the ceremony at the capitol. at least 1 million people were on the national mall for the president's swearing in ceremony. if the figure is accurate it would put the attendance up 55% of the 2009 crowd. >> 8800 marnlers and 60 units, here's a look look. [indiscernible] ladies and gentleman, a pershing -- approachg the presidential reviewing stand, the president of the united states. the vice-president of the united states, joe biden, and dr. jill biden. the president of the united states, barack obama, and michelle obama. the vice president of the united states, joe biden, and dr. jill biden. they are at the reviewing stand. a beautiful couple. [indiscernible] the president of the united states and first lady, followed by the vice-president of the united states, joe biden, and dr. jill biden. united states secret service -- [indiscernible] chairman
being there taking it? >> another real human being there, we have joe biden, let's listen to what he has to say. >> 1.7, 1.7 million of you have walked across the scorching sands of iraq or been in those godforsaken mountains and plains of afghanistan. many of you, just having served one tour, many have served two, three, four, five, the last time of the 23 or 4 times that i have been in afghanistan or iraq. i was flying in, i went into the cockpit, the load master was there, i said how many of you is this your first tour? nobody raised their hand, i said second tour, one, third tour, two, fourth, fifth, two. ladies and gentlemen we have never, never, never in the history of america asked so much of a generation. and you have met it with incredible pride. the joint chiefs of staff has prepared you in a way that always sort of takes my breath away every time i see you. one of the great honors of my life has been to visit many of you when you were serving abroad, from the mountain tops of remote fobs above the valley, watching six of you sit up on a mountain top and get shot at every singl
not talk about joe biden. who was kind of everywhere on the parade route, oh, they won't let me do this, he's running around, shaking hands, embodying joe biden to the fullest. joe biden dropped by the iowa state society ball on saturday night, he has been very open, frankly, as open as anybody, thinking about running, there's the footage, love him, joey b., 70 years old, 70 years young. he's been very open, sort of, about his interest in running for president, potentially. this is someone who has run for president twice in the past. he could have stopped by any number of state balls, correct? >> chris, at the very least, he is laying the groundwork for a potential 2016 bid. it's not a certain thing. we are going to see what hillary clinton does. if she decides she wants to run, i'm pretty sure the field will be completely cleared for her. but if she doesn't, joe biden wants to be in that conversation. maybe he runs, maybe he doesn't, but if you are even at least thinking about it, you're meeting with the governor of new hampshire, the democratic governor, you are chatting with folks from i
and the inauguration day we'll continue through the night and hear later from joe biden and he'll be addressing the troops and as the long festivities continue, i want to begin with the president's inaugural address from earlier today. this speech is indicative who this president is and where he wants to steer america as he now today start the second term. the address, first the most partisan and divisive address in living history. it's only unity and common purpose as a means to an end and in the end, what obama defiance is advancing his own left wing agenda. now, time and time again in the the speech, there were always jabs, not always direct, but obvious aimed at republicans and conservatives in america and at one point in the speech obama said, quote, we cannot make absolutism for principle or substitute politics or name calling as reason to debate. >> was he referring to name calling, republicans are-- guys who want the dirty air, dirty water and kids with down syndrome, the elderly, fending for themselves. is not feeding the hungry children, is that the name calling. and charged mitt romn
of the debate. we're also watching the second couple, vice president joe biden and his wife jill biden, get in their limousine so they can head up in the motorcade to the capitol. you saw president obama and the first lady getting into the beast, the armored presidential limousine. they will ride separately up to the capitol from their daughters sasha and malia, who appear to be riding in this motorcade along with their grandmother, marion robinson, who is the mother, of course, of michelle obama, wolf. >> brianna, stand by for a moment. i want to keep these pictures up if we can, also pictures from the capitol. we are here on the united states capitol. we're awaiting the arrival of the president. should be coming up soon. kate balduan is here, david gergen is here. the day is enormous. whether you're a democrat or republican, you feel it from where we are. >> you sure do. it's a gorgeous day. it's brisk, but it's not freezing. the sun is gleaming on the capitol. you have these throngs of people. you can look all the way down the mall and see them. it's not as big as last time, but when you
, how much security has changed in the white house over the last few years. >> there's dr. joe biden, the vice president's wife, who we know, very active in helping the military families coming back. >> also an educator. vice president biden, sworn in yesterday, as well. 8:15 yesterday morning at the naval observatory. sworn in by supreme court justice sonia sotomayer. we go back to the capitol right now. guests continue to file into the steps. >> can we do a split screen? i'm going to ask our director if we can do that. i want to see the crowd four years ago, as the president looked out. and i want to see the crowd today and compare them. it looks as if it stretched the entire 2.2 miles. >> there's 2009. >> pretty big. >> it does look pretty packed. of course, it will be a smaller crowd than four years ago. that was a moment in history that cannot be replicated. the flag is waving on the mall, as president obama prepares to come down to the capitol. >> let's talk a little about the president's speech because we do know he has been working on it since december. as they emerge. the fi
, but an extraordinary friend, and to dr. joe biden who has partnered with my wife with an extraordinary generosity on behalf of our men and women in uniform, to the entire cab innocent that's here, i'm grateful to you. some of you are staying, and some of you are leaving, but i know the extraordinary sacrifices that you and my team have made to try to advance the cause of progress in this country, and i'm always going to be grateful to you for that. to the speaker of the house and nap sigh -- nancy pelosi to democratic leader harry reid as well as republican leader mitch mcconnell, and to all the congressional leaders and all the members of congress who are here. i recognize that democracy's not always easy, and i recognize there are profound differences in this world, but i just want to say thank you for your service, and i want to thank your families for their service because regardless of our political persuasions and perspectives, i know that all of us serve because we believe that we can make america for future generations, and i'm confident that we can agent in this moment in a way that make
, but we expect momentarily that vice-president biden will be addressing the troops on this inauguration night. congratulations to the president, first lady for ing, that's all the time at we have left. greta is next to go "on the record" and we'll see you tomorrow night. >> greta: tonight, it's blistering, it isn't so much what was said, but who said it. is the cbs news political director and telling president obama to pulverize and destroy republicans. but tonight, scott walker is here and how are he and other governors planning for president obama's second term. governor walker in minutes and right now standing by for vice-president biden who will speak at the inaugural ball and the president and first lady just finished their final dance of the evening. >> "on the record" is now. >> i have sworn before you today with an oath to god and country, not party or fashion and we must faithfully execute that pledge. >> this was an inaugural address where the president came out said i won the election and i'm going to be aggressive in the second term about pushing my agenda. >> and i think we
president joe biden. it was yesterday, a sunday, a day we traditionally do not hold inauguration ceremonies. all the pomp and celebration were saved for today. our friend lawrence o'donnell is at the west front triangle outside the capitol. lawrence, what's the feeling there this morning? what is it like out there? >> reporter: the good news the feeling is warmer than anyone thought it was going to be. everybody was really worried around here in the last couple days just how cold it would be. it's livable in the 40s. and, rachel, they opened up the security system here at 7:00 a.m. people have been streaming in here since 7:00 a.m. they are not all through security yet. they will still be at least another hour of that. 250,000 of the president's closest friends have gotten tickets to this. not all of them get seats. some of them, some of the tickets are just standing tickets, and what you see behind me going down the mall are the people who are just here because they want to be here and they don't need a ticket. and they are in the free space, which may in many ways be the most fun place to
. >> luke russert! >>> taking it to the streets, vice president biden heads into virginia to make the case for new gun law. can a campaign-style push pressure congress to get something done. forewarned on the bayou. louisiana governor bobby jindal has tough talk for his party about what's wrong and how to avoid being stupid. that's his word, by the way. >>> and a deep dive today into a growing threat. find out why some u.s. troops are speaking french to fight terrorists. good morning from washington, it's friday, january 25th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm luke russert in for mr. chuck todd. vice president joe biden is taking the white house campaign to end violence into virginia this morning, a state known for its pro-gun tradition. biden will hold a roundtable discussion in richmond, with experts who worked on gun safety after the 2007 shooting at virginia tech. virginia's history of protecting pro gun rights legislation has been sustained under both democratic and republican governors. but state lawmakers have been debating a bill that would require private sellers to conduct c
president joe biden. that's ahead right here on "cbs this morning." >>> and the family of star linebacker junior seau filed lawsuit against the nfl says his suicide was linked to brain disease caused by the violent hits to his head when he played. there's more from other players and the potential fallout to their injuries. >> this morning on cbs "healthwatch," nfl players appear to be at an increased. in the first researchers compared retired players with four concussions each nonathletes with no concussion history. the former players showed greater areas of depression. the second study used mri scans on 26 athletes. they measured damage to the white matter in the brain and areas typically affected by traumatic brain injury. researchers could predict with nearly 100% accuracy, which athletes suffered from depression. the cdc estimates as many as 3.8 million sports concussions occur each year, and a series of high profile suicides and battles with depression have drawn attention to the serious risks posed by the injuries. the effects could also provide similar insight to those in the milit
>> vice president joe biden hit the road taking the white house's gun control campaign to the public. his first stop virginia a decidedly pro gun state. >> vice president joe biden is hitting the road with the administration's push for gun control. he stopped today in unfriendlier territory, pro gun virginia. >> we wanted to pick their brain about what is the most important thing we should be doing. >> he spoke with experts who worked on gun safety following the 2017 shooting at virginia tech. >> this just a day after senator dianne feinstein proposed a new bill that would ban 158 military style assault weapons and large magazines that helped the shooter at sandy hook murder. >> these weapons do not belong on the streets of our towns, our cities cities, in our schools. >> some we should be are pushing for more guns in unusual places. in arkansas there's an effort to allow church leaders to carry guns while at the pulpit. >> some pretty terrible things can happen at a church and we know they are soft targets. >> in harrisburg, pennsylvania, a gun show was canceled aft
his way, the era of big lib better ralism is back. and vice president joe biden talks about the possibility of tajing on hillary clinton in the 2016 presidential race. a >>> and it sounded beautiful but was it live? controversy over beyonce's rendition of the national anthem. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> and the breaking news continues here in cnn. we're covering the country's latest multiple shooting incident on a college campus. three people, at least two of them were students caught in a cross fire. a fourth person suffered a heart attack during the shooting. it all happened near houston, texas, on the north harris campus of lone star college. that's a community college in texas. cnn's ed lavandera has the latest. ed, what are you hearing? >> reporter: this shooting appears to be a situation that started off as an altercation in one of the buildings between two people. one of those firing shots was wounded and is now in custody. two people were caught in the crossfire and those people were wounded and then there was a fourth person that in all of
this battalion of democracy today to president barack obama and vice president joe biden. and to you, gentlemen, i say, congratulations and godspeed. [ applause ] >> i am now pleased to introduce my friend and colleague and partner in this inaugural endeavor, senator lamar alexander to the podium to present the official photographs. >> thanks, chuck, mr. president and mr. vice president and jill. empty and mrs. clinton, mr. chief justice. one former president who is not here today, we were sitting next to him, george h.w. bush and before he got up to speak he leaned over and said to barbara "what should i speak about?" and she said in a very loud whisper "about five minutes, george." i'll take about one minute. there will probably come a time, mr. president and mrs. obama and to the bidens when your children are trying to explain to their grandchildren that this day actually happened. if those great grandchildren don't believe it, we have pictures. and these pictures are for you and we wish you the best as you work for that common good, mr. cortez spoke about in the invocation and you eloquen
biden. because they could be rivals for the democratic nomination in 2016. but i think it may have been just exactly what barack obama said. a chance to say thank you. >> and he had called her one of the finest secretaries of state. with that said here, susan, last day, this friday, for secretary clinton. what can't president obama do in his second term without her? we've said it so many times. she's the most traveled, has spent the most miles in the air. the administration also according to what steve croft was pointing out in the interview, saying they had no major foreign policy accomplishments, major ones, that is, that they could hold high was his question in the first four years. will that change for kerry? will that be different in this second term with hillary clinton gone? >> i think there are some openings for the obama administration that weren't there in the first four years. you know, we're out of iraq. we're going to be out of afghanistan, our troops out of afghanistan at the end of next year. i think there are going to be some foreign policy challenges with iran and syria
the president and the first lady. we're also expecting further remarks tonight from vice president biden at the commander in chief's ball. that is all due to happen roughly this hour. so you should stick with us. also, dan rather coming up. we'll be right back. red lobster's 30 shrimp. wow, that's a lot of shrimp. [ male announcer ] it's red lobster's 30 shrimp! for $11.99 pair any two shrimp selections on one plate! like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. just $11.99. offer ends soon! i'm ryon stewart, and i sea food differently. ♪ [ male announcer ] some day, your life will flash before your eyes. make it worth watching. introducing the 2013 lexus ls. an entirely new pursuit. >>> that is our generation's task, to make these words, these rights, these values of life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness real for every american. being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life. it does not mean we all define liberty exactly the same way. or follow the same precise path to happiness. progress does not compel us to settle centu
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, the celebration does. the obamas and bidens will attend a private prayer service at st. john's church. to there back to the white house for 10:00 coffee with congressional leaders. if you were to be a fly on the wall, that may be the event to attend this morning. >> absolutely. and then they'll start to make their way toward the capitol. the inaugural ceremony begins at 11:00, with his swearing in at 11:55, followed, of course, by his public address. this will actually be his fourth time taking the oath. he took it sunday at the white house in a quiet ceremony. four years ago, you may remember the oath was botched a bit on the capital steps and supreme court justice john roberts had to redo it at the white house. >> i lo like how you say it was botched. you don't point a finger of blame to either one. >> not on a day like this. >> james taylor, kelly clarkson will be performing in the celebration. and following a luncheon, the inaugural parade down pennsylvania avenue will kick off today at 2:30 this afternoon. what the president will be facing the next four years, coming up. >>> a lo
the oath of office when she swore in vice president joe biden. president obama spoke with these historical moments in mind during his speech. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. >> in many ways, this speech was progressives. this is what we have been waiting for to hear for four years. the president is older now, and certainly wiser to the position about how washington works. but at least for today he will not let trivial politics derail the progressive course that this country is on. president obama looked out to the crowd on the national mall today and saw the full scope of america, young and old, rich and poor, black, white, hispanic, asian. he recognized the moment. he captured it. the mission he is charged with today is perhaps greater than his mission of four years ago. in 2009, he was of course there to lead us out of this economic tragedy that we were living in. in
of the morning. and vice-president joe biden taking his oath of office on the biden family bible. you saw that live on our show yesterday. he was joined by his family for the oath given by supreme court justice sonya sotomayor, the night before, the vice-president got a little ahead of himself. >> i'm proud to be president of the united states, but i am prouder to be-- >>. >> brian: proud to be the president of the united states. >> steve: did he correct himself? >> kind of, the vice-president making the gaffe at the iowa state society and iowa kicks off the campaign and many say that biden is strongly considering another run for president in 2016 and interestingly enough of the 100 people-- 120 people in attendance yesterday at the naval observatory, that mr. biden was sworn in, dick carputlin and-- >> i think he wants to run, but i think as much traction as dan quayle got. >> gretchen: and interesting too see how that hillary clinton would play out and that would mean that the president would endorse hillary clinton over joe biden. and we're looking at next four years and leads us to th
as well. >> ed, what was that about? >> it's hard to figure. >> and biden's going out -- >> killing it. >> week in, week out, joe biden is going out, making the deals that have got to be done. he's the mvp of the past six months. this is really sticking it to a guy that has been saying since 2009 he wants to run for president. >> it's hard to figure, if this was at the end of the administration, maybe it makes sense. but the president's going to need joe biden and need him all out for the next four years, no question. >> so what's going on? by the way, you love hillary. you love joe. we all do. >> we all do. >> this doesn't make any sense. >> i think down the road -- first of all, i do think that there's something about just saying, look, this was a great collaboration. we want to put an exclamation point on a great collaboration team of rivals. look, hillary's more popular than the president right now. the president might have had as much to gain on that as hillary did, number one. number two, i think that the president, down the road, could be the peacemaker, the person who comes in
of republicans. gun control also the topic of an online chat today featuring vice president joe biden. among those attending, our own business and tech reporter, scott budman. scott did the vp let people ask questions? >> he did. vice president biden appearing in a google plus hangout today, giving his opinion and request asking questions about the obama administration's plans to tackle the issue of gun violence. among those in the chat room today, parents, educators and a lot of questions about how the vice president's personal views on gun ownership jived with their hopes of curbing gun vie lechbls he answered that one right away. >> and so my view is that it is totally a guarantee not negotiable that i'm able to own a weapon for sporting purposes as well as my own protection. but there should be rational limits on the type of weapon i can own. >> reporter: as for guns in schools, he could see putting an officer in a school, armed or unarmed, depending how parents and teachers feel. mr. bind also went on to say woe support researcher into whether or not video games contribute to violent br
this school year. >>> vice president joe biden led the white house on gun violence, now he's taking the show on the road. mr. biden is setting out on a campaign. his first off will be gun friendly virginia with a visit to richmond this friday. joining him with be senator tim kaine. >>> the american military is about to undergo one of the biggest changes in the history. it is lifting the ban that keeps women from serving in combat. gary nurenberg is here with reaction from a woman whose career in the navy was limited because of the ban and with the gaithersburg woman who sued to overturn it. gary. >> reporter: well, anita, the word comes only two days after an inaugural address that spayed special attention -- paid special attention to the founding father and the ideal of equality. >> i had to step outside of class and do a little happy class and go right back into training. >> reporter: army reserve staff jennifer hunt is 1 of four women who sued the military claiming its ban on women in combat is unconstitutional. >> we need the most qualified people in the military to do the job. and be it
a majority party to bring 60 votes to the floor. a rule is expected today. >>> vice president joe biden will team up with google for a chat about gun control. biden will answer questions for about 30 minutes on the new policy recommendations to reduce gun violence. the white house has planned numerous ones during his second term. it starts the 1:45 p.m. eastern time, and the name is a 21st century update of president franklin roosevelt's famous fire side chats on the radio. here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the forecast. it's cold. >> just depends where you are. people down in texas walking around in shorts. let's show you the highs yesterday. talk about a nation divided. you look at areas in southern portions of texas to florida were in the 70s yesterday. beautiful weather, all the way up to denver. but then the really cold stuff. minneapolis to chicago. then take a look at what happened in northern new england. burlington, vermont, had a high temperature of 1 degree. what's amazing, lake champlain isn't frozen yet. it's actually been a very mild winter. this is what happens wh
understood this was not just about a candidate, it was not just about joe biden or barack obama. this was about us. who we are as a nation. what values we cherish. how hard we're willing to fight to make sure that those values live not just for today, but for future generations. all of you here understood and were committed to the basic notion that when we put our shoulders to the wheel of history, it moves. it moves. it moves forward. and that's part of what we celebrate when we come together for inauguration. now, yesterday, americans in all 50 states took part in a national day of service. and tomorrow, hundreds of thousands will join us in the national mall. and what the inauguration remind us of is the role we have as fellow citizens in promoting a common good. even if we carry out our individual responsibilities, the sense that there's something larger than ourselves that gives shape and meaning to our lives. the theme of this year's inauguration is "our people and our future" throughout my career what's always given me energy and inspiration and hope, what's allowed me to
the buzz with joe biden having met with folks at new hampshire concealed over the weekend and released the day that hillary clinton is testifying the before congress. >> bill: already competing. what are the odds of that? >> zero to 100. >> bill: by the way, rosen is the author of the book "the strong man," john mitchell the secrets of watergate. >> bill: colonel peters react to hillary clinton's testimony. sending jirt jets to egypt is that smart in the inauguration and the [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or swelling of
. it's not coincidence all the buzz with joe biden having met with folks at new hampshire concealed over the weekend and released the day that hillary clinton is testifying the before congress. >> bill: already competing. what are the odds of that? >> zero to 100. >> bill: by the way, rosen is the author of the book "the strong man," john mitchell the secrets of watergate. >> bill: colonel peters react to hillary clinton's testimony. sending jirt jets to egypt is that smart in the inauguration and the >> bill: in the impact segment tonight. lots to talk about in the security area. 38 oil workers dead in algeria, including three americans after al qaeda terror attack the othe obama administration announcing it will send four high tech fighter jets to egypt even though that country is in militant hands and of course hillary clinton's testimony about libya. here to run it all down for us colonel ralph peters joins us from washington. what's the headline of the hillary clinton testimony today for you. >> hillary mops floor with congressman and senators. she was as james rosen pointed ou
president biden will be sworn in. all of these swearings-in took place officially yesterday. james taylor will sing "america the beautiful." 11:55, and they hope to keep right to schedule, we'll see the president get sworn in by his chief justice. then we get into the entertainment shank of the program with kelly clark son, "my country tis of thee." beyonce yet to come. richard blanco will read his work of the day. and beyonce will play them into lunch, inside the capitol. lester holt is at the front of the capitol for us. lester, crowd is filling in behind you back there. >> it sure is. what a spectacular vantage point we have. the marine band playing right now. some of the dignitaries and vips taking their seats, including the governs who are just over my shoulder. members of the senate and house will be on the stage, along with the president's cabinet. diplomatic dignitaries and two forms presidents, president carter and clinton will be here, both president bushs will not be ascending this inauguration. things, as you say, should get under way about 11:30. the president and vice presid
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jamie fox serenaded the bidens. i can't stop loving you ♪ >> there was also a special performance by mexico's hottest rock band. >> i'm here with mena, whippers of multiple grammies and latin grammys, amlex, you have supported president obama. so many hispanic americans came out for him. why do you think that happened? >> it's very easy. obama and the democrats had the best option for the latinos. immigration reform on the table. the dream act. latino -- the latinos here in the united states are so powerful, and their voice needs to be heard. they need to be treated as first class citizens. >> reporter: in addition to celebrities, campaign volunteers came from around the country. kelly jacobs traveled from mississippi, literally wearing her support. how many sequins on your address? >> 4,000 total, 2,000 each side. >> reporter: they are done by side. >> they are antique shield sequins, i sewed them on. >> reporter: a lot of work behind them and still ahead of them if they hope to help president obama deliver on his second term. but last night, just time for a good party. soledad,
biden. they came to a 50-minute prayer service. attended also by about 600 members of the parish and congregation. they also got some news when they heard that their reverend will be giving the benediction. the previous one had withdrawn after he gave an anti-gay sermon 20 years ago. he began today worshipping at the church known as the church of presidents. >> wyatt, thank you very much. >>> also at the white house today, david axelrod is joining us this morning. the former city hall bureau chief of "the chicago tribune," but perhaps better known to everyone these days as the chief strategist and architect of the president's victory in 2008 and his most recent re-election as well. david, thank you very much for joining us this morning. >> great to be with you, scott. >> as we noted earlier, the unemployment rate on inauguration day in 2009 was 7.8 and it's 7.8% today. the president has a lot of work cut out for him. what do you think we will see from the president with regard to the economy going forward in the second term? >> well, first of all, i think it's worth noting it was
of the united states on martin luther king day is giving it that much time. >> vice president biden is speaking at the commander-in-chief ball. >> they know who you are. they know what you've done. 1.7, 1.7 million of you have walked across the scorching sands of iraq or been in those god for saken mountains and plains of afghanistan. many of you just haven't served one tour. you have served two, three, four, five, the last time of the 23 or four times i've been in afghanistan and iraq, i was flying into bagram in a c-17. i went into the cockpit. the load master was there and i said, how many of you is this your first tour? nobody raised their hand. i said second tour. one. third tour. two. fourth, one. fifth, two. ladies and gentlemen, we have never, never, never in the history of america asked so much of a generation. and you have met it with incredible pride. the joint chiefs of staff has prepared you in a way that always sort of takes my breath away every time i see you in theater. one of the great honors of my life has been to visit many of you when you were serving abroad from the mountai
biden fireside chat made famous by fdr. not so successful because vice president biden undercut it with his own call for shotguns and more modest magazines. >> a shotgun will keep you a lot safer. a double barrel shotgun than an assault weapon in someone's hands. even when he does know how to use it, it's harder to use an assault weapon as it is a shotgun i am less concerned about what you call an assault weapon. lou: president obama hoping that his number two does better tomorrow when joe biden launches a campaign style road trip to promote gun control. his first stop is virginia, whose electorate is pro-gun. this is now coming to be known as the obama great gun grab. fox news national security analyst k.t. mcfarland, former state department director, will be here to discuss john kerry's appointment to the secretary of state and what he means to obama foreign policy. we will be talking to a man who put the fate of the keystone pipeline and the fate of the president's hands. we have dave heineman with his approval to give president obama a second chance. we begin with the obama
and the crowd. there were moments joe biden was speaking he had the crowd fired up when he said president obama is just getting started. he repeated himself twice he is just getting started. he laid out policy agenda guns immigration and rebooting the economy and barack obama came on and was in a joef yell mood. >> for all of the talk we had during the campaign ofment o prt obama's ability to raise money it would be a million dollar campaign and the talk mitt romney had more corporate donors it would be a wash in cash. the president had no trouble raising enough money to get himself re-elected it is thanks in part to an incredible network he has built over the years. talk about the importance of money in this election, charles. >> he has never backed for money. in 2008 he was the first to go without the federal matching money so he could raise unlimited amounts he did and he crushed mccain in terms of the fundraising. he is commuting with the 53 percent his way of reaching to try to bring us all together after a campaign where he ran into 47 percent. it is a night where they are just having a g
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